Chris Cowan sworn in as the new Cayce police chief

Chris Cowan is the new Cayce Police chief.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott swore Cowan in at a ceremony in Cayce, Monday. Cowan said he already has meetings planned in various communities to get feedback from residents. Cowan will serve as chief of Cayce police only. A fire chief will be named later.

Cowan has a 29-year in law enforcement. He most-recently served with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.
Chief Cowan is taking over the leadership role at Cayce DPS in place of former Chief Byron Snellgrove who is retiring. (Cayce DPS photos)